Breg provides premium, high-value sports medicine products and services that advance patient orthopedic care.

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Breg Leadership

Kevin Hobert

Chief Executive Officer

Jonathon Singer

Chief Financial Officer

Paula Richmond

General Counsel & Compliance Officer

Tamara Furman

Chief Human Resources Officer

Geoff Siegel

Chief Innovation Officer

George Fratian

Chief Information Officer

Matt Gallagher

Chief Commercial Officer

Jen Epp

VP Marketing & Customer Experience

Eduardo Blanco

VP Quality Assurance & Regulatory Compliance

Kevin Hobert

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin is an accomplished CEO who has generated significant sales and profit growth for global medical device and healthcare information technology (IT) companies, including Carestream Health, Kodak Health Group and General Electric Medical Systems. He joined Breg in March 2022 to lead our company to a new phase of growth and expansion, based on his reputation for creating and commercializing disruptive technologies, optimizing company performance and leading customer-focused initiatives. He is also skilled in Lean and Six Sigma.

Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics at the University of Wisconsin. He and his wife, Amy, recently relocated from Pittsford, NY to Carlsbad, CA. They have two children in college. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys snow and water skiing, fitness activities and time with his family.

Jonathon Singer

Chief Financial Officer

Jonathon has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare finance. Prior to joining Breg, he spent three years as CFO and COO at Surgalign Holdings, a global spinal technology company, and his career includes senior-level roles at large, global companies, including Sagent Pharmaceutical, Landauer, Inc., Teleflex and Cardinal Health. He is a certified public accountant and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Miami University in Ohio and a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Jonathon lives in Lake Forest, Illinois with his wife, Carolyn, two sons, Henry and Will, and two bulldogs named Lincoln and Abe. He is an avid Cubs fan and enjoys endurance sports and outdoor activities.

Paula Richmond

General Counsel, Secretary & Compliance Officer

Paula joined Breg in 2014 and has an extensive background in compliance and regulatory affairs in the medical industry. Some of her main duties include ensuring Breg adheres to all industry regulations and policies, managing the Compliance and Audit teams, and negotiating and drafting contracts. Prior to joining Breg, she served as the VP, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Secretary for United Orthopedic Group, which merged with Breg in 2014, and as the Attorney, Compliance Officer for St. Jude Medical Inc.’s Neuromodulation Division. 

Paula enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her two children. She enjoys traveling, fitness, tennis, fashion, interior design and college football (her teams are Texas A&M and Notre Dame). Paula currently serves on the board of trustees of a private, Christian school in Dallas and previously served six years on the board of trustees for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, which she continues to support through volunteer work. Paula is a native Texan and hails from a small town in northeast Texas. 

Tamara Furman

Chief Human Resources Officer
Tamara brings an extensive background in leadership development, coaching and human resources to her role as our Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining Breg, she served as the CEO of the San Diego Leadership Institute (SDLI). Tamara has provided some of San Diego’s top companies with leadership coaching, leadership development training, talent optimization tools and techniques as well as employee engagement consulting.

Before founding SDLI, Tamara served in senior HR leadership roles at Hunter Industries, AMN Healthcare, the San Diego Padres and the San Diego Union Tribune. She holds a Masters Degree in Executive Leadership from University of San Diego (where she also worked as an adjunct faculty member), a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Behavior from University of San Francisco, and a Certification in Coaching from Hudson Institute of Coaching. She has obtained her Master Certified Coach Credential through the International Coach Federation and has certifications in nine different assessment tools.

Geoff Siegel

Geoff Siegel, Chief Innovation Officer
Geoff is Vice President of the Breg Innovation Team, responsible for our bracing and software development teams whose primary objective is to develop remarkably easy, differentiated solutions that improve the quality and lower the cost of the orthopedic episode. Geoff has over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry, holding positions in Product Development, Marketing, Operations and Quality. Prior to joining Breg, Geoff was Senior Vice President R&D at Cardinal Health. He has expertise in the design and commercialization of regulated medical device hardware, software and medical disposables. Over the course of his career, Geoff’s organizations have successfully developed and launched industry leading products. By delivering high quality, innovative new bracing and software solutions for our customers, Breg’s Innovation Team will help us to achieve our vision to be the most sought-after customer partner in non-operative orthopedic care.

When Geoff is not working with his team to innovate new products and solutions, he likes to spend time with his family and all their pets – dogs, cats, birds, and horses.  He and his wife have 2 sons and 1 daughter, and just recently their first grandson (and hopefully more in the future)!  Geoff also enjoys tinkering in the garage on his 1965 Mustang Fastback that he and his sons rebuilt, and spending time on the golf course attempting to become better at the most enjoyable and most frustrating of sports!  

George Fratian 

Chief Information Officer
George has worked in the private industry (medical device, pharma, distribution, high-tech and other industries) with BD (Becton Dickinson / CareFusion / Cardinal Health) and consulting (with KPMG and Arthur Andersen). He has significant experience running IT programs and organizations in environments of all sizes; most recently being responsible for the IT environment at the MMS business unit of BD. George will support the company’s vision and strategy to become the market leader in the non-operative sports medicine domain, by delivering innovative and cost effective IT solutions.

George is very proud of his three adult children and he is still constantly amazed by how much he can learn from them. He loves everything technology related and is passionate about space travel and SciFi. His bucket list includes going to the Moon and sailing around the world. In his spare time, George loves watching a great movie or reading; he’s a big fan of Star Trek and he’s a published author!

Matt Gallagher

Chief Commercial Officer

Matt brings more than 25 years of experience in sales, operations and revenue cycle management as a rep, consultant, account manager, practice leader and senior executive to the Breg team.  Prior to joining Breg, he served as CEO of Falck USA, one of the largest providers of emergency medical services in the United States.

Previously, Matt spent 10 years in senior roles at Apria Healthcare, a national home healthcare company.  At Apria, he managed field service and sales and developed a go-to-market strategy that consistently delivered growth above budget.  Matt is a graduate of the University of San Diego, with a degree in business administration, and earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Matt lives in Tustin Ranch, California with his wife Colleen, teenage children Quinn and Heidi, and dog Lola.  He enjoys spending time at the beach, golfing, fitness, motorsports and travel.  Matt also loves going to Chargers, Angels, Ducks, Lakers and Texas Longhorns games.

Jen Epp

VP Marketing & Customer Experience

Jen Epp joined Breg in 2012 and has served in numerous roles throughout the organization, including product marketing, service marketing, communications and insights. She is passionate about having a positive impact on the healthcare industry, and her responsibilities at Breg center on customer loyalty and driving growth. Her main focus is understanding our customer’s needs and translating those needs into meaningful, differentiated solutions. Prior to Breg, she worked in the physician and patient marketing sector at ReShape Medical. Additionally, she worked with numerous consumer marketing brands at NYCA and Vitro Agencies.

Jen lives in Carlsbad with her husband Luke and two young girls, Avery and Madelyn. She enjoys experiencing the world through their curious little eyes, sharing her love of math, writing and doing almost anything active outdoors. Her girls’ love of bugs and reptiles is solely theirs, however. While down time is rare, Jen spends it running during the day or watching an episode of the latest crime/drama series with Luke at night. A Chicago (Evanston) native, Jen is happiest when not going too long between visits with her extended family. 

Eduardo Blanco

VP Quality Assurance & Regulatory Compliance

Eduardo Blanco brings extensive leadership experience in Quality Assurance & Regulatory Compliance to the Breg team having worked in the medical device industry for over 25 years. Since joining Breg in 2013, Eduardo has successfully developed and established an effective and efficient quality management system focused on compliance and delivering a positive customer experience in support of our customer-centric mission. He has also served as the functional lead for the integration projects of multiple key acquisitions and mergers, most notably the Biomet and UOG integrations.

Prior to joining Breg, Eduardo served in various leadership roles at Integra Lifesciences Corporation, where he was involved in supporting the company’s acquisitions and integration strategy with responsibility for multiple facilities.

Eduardo lives in San Diego with his wife and enjoys traveling and walking their three dogs, Louis, Mina and Tikkis.